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The InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Podcast: Question Dissections for the USMLE, COMLEX, and Medical School is a free, high-yield, on-the-go resource for medical students preparing for their board exams. With support from the likes of Osmosis, OnlineMedEd, Lecturio, MedSchoolCoach, Kaplan Medical and more, we're covering all the high-yield topics you're likely to see on a board exam. The Step 1 Study Smarter Series includes content covering biochemistry, behavioral sciences, cardiology, pharma ...
 
The InsideTheBoards podcast is dedicated to helping you learn to think like a question writer so you can study smarter, not harder. Our goal is to take you "Inside" the boards. With our special series like the Step 1 Study Smarter Series, we aim to dedicate a "season" toward helping you study based on the rhythm of medical education. Throughout the year, look for special "Study Smarter" series. In the Spring it's USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1. Early Summer it's Step 2. In the late fall, we ...
 
A collaboration between InsideTheBoards and Elsevier, this is Dr. Ted O'Connell's podcast of the bestselling USMLE Step 2 Secrets, 5th Edition. It features an audio optimized version of USMLE Step 2 Secrets and high yield USMLE and COMLEX style question dissections so you can learn how the experts approach exam questions. Listen while you commute, exercise, clean, or do other "life stuff". This podcast is the perfect on the go study companion for your USMLE; COMLEX; and internal medicine, su ...
 
This show attempts to answer one question - what are the best and worst ways to study in medical school? Too often, students of medicine use low-yield study strategies and end up selling themselves short. The show focuses on the most effective ways to learn and remember the material, test-taking skills, time management, and ways that you can study less but study more effectively. We'll also debunk common myths about studying in medical school. These are strategies I utilized over the years t ...
 
I'm a fourth year medical student who lives with bipolar disorder. The mission of this podcast is to make listeners feel more comfortable discussing mental health. I'll share my own experiences and thoughts, but also interview other mental health advocates that have influenced my life. My life is easier living openly about my mental health, and I want to convince you to live the same way.
 
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Sections from today's episode The important role language plays in our interactions "The way that we talk about patients is the way that we treat them" The importance of word choice “remove the word ‘abuse’ from your vernacular” Common terms used in the addiction space and alternative words/phrases to replace them "Substance abuse should be replace…
 
In this announcement podcast, I detail the upcoming NBME test taking strategies course (10/4 from 2-4.30 pm PST) and the 24 hour Step 2CK/3/COMLEX review course from 10/5-8 (10am-4pm PST each day). Email me via the website to sign up. https://divineinterventionpodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/announcement_-october-courses.mp3 Audio Download…
 
Karl Kapp is a Professor at Bloomberg University and author of several books about gamification and game thinking. Karl received a Doctorate of Education in the Instructional Design program at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a frequent speaker and business consultant, helping organizations to implement learning strategies through technolog…
 
Anxiety is a powerful paralytic and is an epidemic amongst healthcare practitioners (including myself). This podcast addresses principles and strategies that have helped tremendously in dealing with this issue both personally and from my experiences working with/helping others. https://divineinterventionpodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/motivati…
 
Discover test-taking tips, test-prep strategies, how to increase motivation, and more! Chase DiMarco finishes up this 7-part mini-series with test-taking tips, test-prep strategies, how to increase motivation, and much more. We all struggle with these topics at some point in our academic careers. However, knowing how to notice when things are going…
 
Pulmonary emboli are a very commonly tested topic on the USMLE exams. The NBME especially loves to test this topic in the context of “scenarios”. In this podcast, I utilize a scenario heavy approach to address these concepts and explain pathophysiology. https://divineinterventionpodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/episode-339-pe.mp3 Audio Download…
 
To learn in medical school, you should use a 5-step process for any lecture that you get. First, take the time to listen to the lecture. Listen to what the instructor emphasizes. Then go back and read the lecture as if you are reading a book. After that, transcribe the information, preferably with Anki. Using Anki is the most effective way to trans…
 
The personal statement is one of the most important parts of the ERAS application. Many go about this stressful process the wrong way. This short podcast highlights specific principles and gives detailed examples of what to do to make your personal statement agreeable to an application reviewer. https://divineinterventionpodcasts.files.wordpress.co…
 
Sections from today's episode How someone becomes addicted and what keeps them addicted are not usually the same things Keep in mind the ‘self-medication theory’ and ask “what are they treating with their substance use?” It's important for diagnostic and treatment reasons to understand if the substance use or mental disorder occurred first because …
 
Dr. Eric Gantwerker is the medical director of Level Ex games which include CardioEx, PulmEx, AirwayEx, and GastroEx. Gaming is a great way to inspire attention and active learning in medicine but also one we rarely use in education. Today’s episode will cover some of the psychology and research behind game design in medical learning. Intro 2:55 Ga…
 
People hate FHR tracings. But they are very easy if you have the right mechanistic understanding and identification pattern. This short podcast addresses FHR tracings in ways that will help you not get these questions wrong anymore (including management). There’s an attached PDF here that has some drawings. To register for the 2CK/3/COMLEX course, …
 
Many take an inordinately large amount of time to review questions from Qbank/NBME resources with limited benefit. This podcast addresses practical tips for dealing with this problem. At the end, I discuss my upcoming Step 2CK/3 courses and then wrap up with a life lesson on organization. https://divineinterventionpodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2021/…
 
Chase DiMarco shares his presentation about FindARotation at InnovatorMD’s World Congress 2021. This annual convention is the largest conference where physicians and entrepreneurs connect and offer their ideas on how to change healthcare for the better. Chase talks about why he built FindARotation and how it will change medical education for both s…
 
Sections from this episode include How substance use affects pregnancy and the different effects of various substances How infants can be impacted by a mothers substance use Medications and treatments used in pregnancy Today's Guest Dr. Cara Poland is a recognized expert in addiction medicine. She is a faculty member at Michigan State University. S…
 
In this short podcast, I discuss the upcoming Step 2CK/3 course (9/7-9 from 8-noon and 1-5 pm PST each day) and the NBME test taking strategies course (9/6 from 2-4.30 pm PST). Email me via the website to sign up. https://divineinterventionpodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/announcement-september-course-.mp3 Audio Podcast…
 
In this HY but short podcast, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion on a host of HY neurological vignettes that classically show up on the test. For more details on the Step 2CK/3 course, email me via the website. https://divineinterventionpodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/episode-336-rr-64.mp3 Audio Po…
 
The dedicated period for Step 2CK often represents a stressful time for many medical students. This podcast walks you through exactly what to do over a 29 day period as a means of increasing your chance of exam success. I discuss details like spacing your exams, doing questions, content review, taking breaks, and many more. Watch out for next week’…
 
Today Patrick breaks down ethical questions around addiction. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, there is help available. SAMHSA National Helpline Confidential free help, from public health agencies, to find substance use treatment and information. www.samhsa.gov 1-800-662-4357 Shatterproof Browse addiction resources from trea…
 
Chase DiMarco talks to Camille Roney, an academic coach and teacher at Non-Trad Accelerator for non-traditional students. Camille shares how she raised her GPA from 2.3 to 4.10, practical study tips to increase your productivity, and the power of positive thinking. [01:01] What is a Non-Traditional Student [02:40] How to Raise your GPA from 2.3 to …
 
In this short podcast, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion of a host of infectious disease vignettes that routinely show up on the test. https://divineinterventionpodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/episode-335-rr-63.mp3 Audio DownloadBy divineinterventionpodcast
 
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exam by discussing a host of genetic/infectious diseases that show up in many NBME questions. I then conclude with a short, but impactful life lesson on making the right investments as a means of achieving your goals. https://divineinterventionpodcasts.files.wordpress.com/…
 
In this short but extremely HY podcast, I discuss pressors/inotropes from perspectives commonly emphasized on the USMLE Step 2CK and Step 3 exams. https://divineinterventionpodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/episode-333-pressors-and-inotropes.mp3 Audio DownloadBy divineinterventionpodcast
 
In this podcast, I discuss the upcoming NBME test taking strategies course on 8/25 from 2-4.30 pm PST + the question based USMLE Step 2CK/3 review course from 8/26-28 (8-12 and 1-5 pm PST each day) where we review close to 2000 USMLE concepts. Email me via the website for more details and sign up information. These courses are great for someone tak…
 
Sections from today's episode In adolescents who use marijuana chronically, their prefrontal cortex will not develop as well, their long-term decision making is going to be decreased and their long-term ability to concentrate is going to be impaired The younger someone starts using marijuana chronically the more at risk they are for developing schi…
 
Sections from this episode include Medications to treat alcohol intoxication and withdrawal Which medications may be contraindicated due to liver damage and the alternatives to use instead The four stages of alcohol addiction as well as the timeline and symptoms of withdrawal Review of diagnostic tools such as CIWA and the CAGED questions If you or…
 
Chase DiMarco talks to Sam Kavanaugh, winner of the 29th Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. They discuss memory techniques, the similarities between preparing for Jeopardy! and studying medicine, and effective flashcard learning strategies. [01:28] Getting to Know Sam Kavanaugh [04:40] Bulking up for Jeopardy! [08:20] Weaving Together Common Thread…
 
Pleural abnormalities are a topic that show up in some way on the USMLE Step 1-3 exams almost 100% of the time, typically with multiple questions per exam. This podcast discusses essentially all you need to know in an easy to understand format. I spend time on mechanisms, integrations, and classic presentations to help you nail down the information…
 
In this short but extremely HY podcast, I discuss all you need to know about lung cancer for the USMLE Step 1-3 exams. This should easily net you multiple points on each of these tests. https://divineinterventionpodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/episode-331-lung-cancer.mp3 Audio PodcastBy divineinterventionpodcast
 
In this episode our own hosts Dr. Stewart Bryant and Mariah Siddiqui discuss opioids and the impact they have on the body, medications used to treat opioid addiction, as well as their history in the US and how the over-prescription of opioids have led to the increased rate of addiction. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, there…
 
In this short podcast, I discuss the upcoming NBME Test Taking Strategies (8/12 from 2-4.20 pm PST) and Step 2CK/3 review courses (8/13-14 from 6-11 am and 1-6 pm PST each day) taking place via zoom. Email me via the website to sign up/receive more details. For those taking 2CK/3 soon (in August), this is the course you need. https://divineinterven…
 
In this final installment of the MedEdge Method mini-series, Chase DiMarco talks about self-care, rest, and growth. He dissects the benefits of self-care, why you need to stop procrastinating, and the relationship between rest and growth. [02:25] Rest and Recuperation [04:34] Self-care in Medicine [07:19] Why Procrastination is a Form of Self Hate …
 
Transitions and change are a constant part of medical education and training. Many of these transitions end up being high stakes in the practice of medicine. This podcast addresses these challenges and establishes practical tips for thriving through these transitions. https://divineinterventionpodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2021/07/episode-329-transi…
 
In this HY podcast, I discuss the normal physiology of B12 deficiency, causes of B12 deficiency, and pathologies associated with B12 deficiency that are commonly emphasized on the USMLE exams. There are no attached slides. https://divineinterventionpodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2021/07/episode-328-b12-deficiency.mp3 Audio Download…
 
In part five of the MedEdge Method mini-series, Chase DiMarco talks about board exam success. He dissects the test-taking technique table and breaks down several test answering strategies such as the tie-breaker technique, the post-exam autopsy, and the error monitoring chart. [04:35] Test-Taking Technique Table [04:47] Basic Technique [07:17] The …
 
In this episode, Amy meets with Dr. Jaime Alan from Michigan State University to discuss the toxicology and pharmacology involved in addiction. Todays Guest Jamie K. Alan, RPh, PharmD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology in the College of Human Medicine. Dr. Alan received her PharmD from Ohio Northern University in 2005, whe…
 
Learn more View the Study Smarter plan on our website https://insidetheboards.com/study-smarter-fest/ Check out Spoonful of Sugar! Study on the go Get the ITB app for iOS and Android or make a free account on our website. Keep studying with our other podcasts: Crush Step 1 Step 2 Secrets Physiology by Physeo Step 1 Success Stories The InsideTheBoar…
 
Learn more View the Study Smarter plan on our website https://insidetheboards.com/study-smarter-fest/ Check out Spoonful of Sugar! Study on the go Get the ITB app for iOS and Android or make a free account on our website. Keep studying with our other podcasts: Crush Step 1 Step 2 Secrets Physiology by Physeo Step 1 Success Stories The InsideTheBoar…
 
Learn more View the Study Smarter plan on our website https://insidetheboards.com/study-smarter-fest/ Check out Spoonful of Sugar! Study on the go Get the ITB app for iOS and Android or make a free account on our website. Keep studying with our other podcasts: Crush Step 1 Step 2 Secrets Physiology by Physeo Step 1 Success Stories The InsideTheBoar…
 
Learn more View the Study Smarter plan on our website https://insidetheboards.com/study-smarter-fest/ Check out Spoonful of Sugar! Study on the go Get the ITB app for iOS and Android or make a free account on our website. Keep studying with our other podcasts: Crush Step 1 Step 2 Secrets Physiology by Physeo Step 1 Success Stories The InsideTheBoar…
 
Learn more View the Study Smarter plan on our website https://insidetheboards.com/study-smarter-fest/ Check out Spoonful of Sugar! Study on the go Get the ITB app for iOS and Android or make a free account on our website. Keep studying with our other podcasts: Crush Step 1 Step 2 Secrets Physiology by Physeo Step 1 Success Stories The InsideTheBoar…
 
Today's Guest Jamie K. Alan, RPh, PharmD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology in the College of Human Medicine. Dr. Alan received her PharmD from Ohio Northern University in 2005, where she graduated with high distinction. She has been a licensed and practicing pharmacist for 8 years and has experience in retail, hospital, c…
 
In this short podcast, I discuss the upcoming Step 2CK/3 Review course taking place on 7/30 and 31 (6-11 am PST and 1-6pm PST both days) along with the NBME Test Taking Strategies Course taking place on 7/29 from 2-4.30 pm PST. Email me via the website for cost/registration information. Both courses will take place on zoom. https://divineinterventi…
 
In this fourth installment of the MedEdge Method mini-series, Chase DiMarco talks about self-assessment and exam growth. He talks about studying using the production effect, the benefits of physician mentorship, and post-lecture and post-exam study sessions. [01:40] Post Lecture and Post Exam Study Sessions [07:23] Studying Using the production Eff…
 
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